Oxford’s First World War

I am very pleased that the Van Houten Bequest has awarded funds to support our First World War Centenary commemorations and activities. We have been collecting and digitising  war memories from across Europe for many years, it is great to finally … Continue reading

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interns in turns

The internships we offer to Oxford University students are a key element in how IT Services ensure that our skills and services are up to date.  What a luxury for any IT group to have such an enormous pool of … Continue reading

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learning from MOOCs

I always say it is important to walk the talk. If we encourage colleagues to publish their learning materials as OER  we should publish our own. If we encourage colleagues to  make use of other people’s open educational resources we … Continue reading

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lecture capture will set you free

This week saw the first meeting of the project board for the much anticipated Lecture Capture project. The Lecture Capture project was previously part of the Media Hub project and we did some early thinking on the topic some time … Continue reading

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periodic table cupcakes

Ida Freund (1863–1914) was the first woman to be a university chemistry lecturer in the United Kingdom. She is known for her influence on science teaching, particularly the teaching of women and girls.  She wrote two key chemistry textbooks and invented the … Continue reading

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moocs, oer, open access and badges

Celebrate the  3rd annual Open Education Week 10-15 March, 2014. The purpose of Open Education Week is raise the profile of open educational resources (OER) and the global movement of people and organisations behind them. It is also a time to … Continue reading

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torpid teaparty

The Torpids boat race, usually takes place in March (7th week of Hilary Term on four successive days from Wednesday to Saturday). This is a race well suited to the world of  Lewis Carroll. The students race bumping races here in Oxford because … Continue reading

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my week as an international woman

Saturday 8th March is International Womens’ Day. I have had an interesting week  being an international woman. On Monday I was a woman in IT hosting a student forum about ‘Women in IT’ with guests from Amazon. The questions and … Continue reading

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impact

On World Book Day  enjoy our Great Writers Inspire Resources library and First World War resources. You can search for and access thousands of literary open education resources such as audio and video podcasts, essays, ebooks, images and more. Explore … Continue reading

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systems thinking

In case you are wondering what has been happening with the Media Hub project. Following advice from the Programme Assurance Group the project has been split in three in order to provide better clarity and focus. The Media Hub infrastructure … Continue reading

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